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>> announcer: the >>> the death of nelson >>> the death of nelson mandela. this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. we're back with more of our special coverage of the passing of nelson mandela who died today at the age of 95. as you might imagine, at this hour, reaction to his loss, is pouring in from around the world and the nation of south africa now begins a state of mourning. our south african-based correspondent is with us from outside the mandela family home in johannesburg. as we said in our first half hour, this is a nation many of whom went to bed last night who will be waking up tomorrow morning to hear this anticipated but still sad and shocking news. >> absolutely right, brian. anticipated. expected. predictable but painful nonetheless. as i look around, the crowds here have grown to maybe 400 or 500 people. mainly south africans who were born after the birth of democracy. the so-called born frees who have no memory of the darkest years of ar par tide. they are singing and celebrating his life rather than mourning his death because, of course, his death was not in
are remembering nelson mandela, a man who changed this world. president obama saying just hours ago he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. at 95, his death not a surprise, but the lessons of his life still reverbrating around the globe, that long walk to freedom, brimming with humility, resilient, a determination to forgive. and there has been a huge outpouring of emotion, reaction from around the world tonight, our team there starting with abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran who joins us right now from london. terry? >> reporter: it is a profound moment for south africa and really for the world, the marking of the passing of this remarkable man and of the end of an era in human grace and dignity. in south africa itself, in the neighborhood which was a segregated township where nelson mandela lived before he went to prison for 27 years and where he went home to. there is a combination of mourning, of sorrow and celebration and gratitude, people gathering outside of his home and dancing, celebrating the life of nelson mandela. reaction pouring in from around the world for h
. we have a look at nelson mandela through their eyes. >> reporter: we spoke with barbara lee. she says the bay area holds a special connection for him because of the leadership and the people here who fight for human rights and against apartheid in south africa. he stood smiling in front of a crowd of about 60,000 people packed into the oakland coliseum. this was 1990, and the bay area was the last stop in the u.s. tour for north america. he once led the effo-- >> it was an amazing moment. he came to say thank you. he came to talk about freeing south africa and what he was going to do. it was quite a special moment for the bay area. >> reporter: here in oakland, a street was named after him, mandela parkway. he received the nobel peace prize. he was on a terrorist watch list since the 1970s. legislation passed into 2008. the congresswoman said his passing reaffirms the passion she has to continue fighting for what she believes is right. >> it reminds us don't get weary and tired. keep fighting for what's right. >> reporter: she had the privilege of meeting mandela several times, descri
, nelson mandela. he died today at his home after a long illness. he was 95. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken bastida. the crowd is still outside nelson mandela's house. this video was taken a few minutes ago. people have been chanting, singing, and dancing all through the night. it has not stopped. it was mandela who transformed the country into what it is today. martin luther king, jr., had a dream. some say nelson mandela dreamed it. he became one of the greatest civil rights icons of the last 50 years and it cost him almost three decades of his life in a jail cell. vanita on the man who earned the admiration of millions. >> and one wonders what must be passing through mr. mandela's mind at this moment. >> after 27 years in prison, nelson mandela walked into freedom. against all odds, the leader of a rebellion became the leader of national unity. mandela's decade-long rebellion turned him into a freedom fighter, an international hero. >> i fought against white domination. i have fought for every family. >> mandela was born into a privileged family. he supported no
the world. from johannesburg to the bay area, an outpouring of love and admiration for nelson mandela. live pictures from johannesburg, south africa,y it's friday morning. a new day for this proud and historic african nation. a steady stream of mourners and flowers have been singing and gathering throughout the night. good evening. thanks for joining us. it's a rare moment of worldwide unity tonight. nelson mandela has died. has rekindled the hope of a generation. cheryl hurd was here during mandela's visit in 1990. jean elle has the impact in the world of education and sports. we begin with the worldwide tribute happening as we speak. as dawn broke, the celebration in south africa continues, the nation lovingly remembering the man. president obama said mandela's journey from prisoner to president, taught him the power of hope. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: mandela was born in south africa's black elite. but he led the movement against apartheid and was thrown in jail. to
nation has departed. our nation has lost it's greatest son. >> nelson mandela died today at age 95. his family was by his side. the announcement came from south africa's president. his struggle against apartheid made him a global symbol of human rights. good afternoon, everybody, i'm larry beil. he died of complications from a recurring lung infection. we have a look back at the legacy. >> born in 1918, nelson mandela was the son of a tribal chief. he was living under apartheid that led to oppression of the majority. black south africans mandela made the fight for his country his cause. in 1964 he paid the price with freedom, sentenced to life in prison. >> i have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society. for which i am prepared to die. >> with mandela in chains south africans found a new rallying cry. free mandela came synonymous with demands for a free south africa. the president declerk released mandela. in the name of peace. >> he was embraced by his people and the world and became a nobel peace prize recipient and was elected president in the first free election. a triu
africa. a crowd gathered outside of nelson mandel' home. some have put on the south african flag during this remembrance. >> the impact on his country cannot be overstated nor can the legacy he leaves behind for the world and bay area. >> dan, nelson mandela felt he had a true connection with san francisco and the bay area. and you're right. others would follow. it was called celebration sunday. 58,000,000 packed to see, and hear nelson mandela. he came to the bay area with a message of thanks and hope. people of oakland and bay area have given me and and hope to continue the struggle. >> that was a moment of sheer joy. for the community and i think the coliseum was full, every seat standing room only. state senator was one of these on stage that day. now, the executive director of the training center which trains minorities and women for jobs in construction. >> beautiful person and lived life to the fullest. >> the east bay was at the fore front of the movement in the u.s. students pushing for investment. and long shoremen refused to unload south african goods. before protests, parish
>> nelson mandela. man whose strength healed a nation and changed the world. >> i stand here before you not as approve it but as a humble servant. >> tonight the world mourns the passing of an icon. nelson mandela dead at the age of 95. good evening i'm dan ashley. mandela lived 27 years of his life in prison for his belief in freedom and equality and he merged after all of that time with a message of generosity towards his oppress ors. karen has the story. >> out by the home where nelson mandela died they sang in memory and mourning. >> great fighter. strong man. >> south africa president delivered the long dreaded new news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. >>reporter: president obama praised the man he culled a personal inspiration. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth that. sense of loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic news. remind what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> to regular people.
to mourn the death of nelson mandela. what we're learning about the funeral that will attract world leaders. >> fewer days for holiday shopping creating more opportunities for stress. what retailers are doing to literally ease your burden. nelson mandela in south afr people have been >>> right now the mountain of flowers and candles continues to grow outside the home of nelson mandela in south africa. people every people having going to the site since the announcement of his death. and the crowds continue to pay their respects to the leader. sunday has been declared a national day of prayer and a public memorial service is set for tuesday. mandela's body will then lie in state for three days. the funeral will take place in his hometown next sunday. >>> it can be said martin luther king, jr. had a dream. but it was nelson mandela who lived it. tara mergener tells us about his legacy and the countless people he inspired around the world. >>> reporter: outside nelson mandela's johannesburg home, south africans are celebrating his life. at his former home in soweto, mourners praised him with s
lost its greatest son >> now at 7:00, the world mourns the passing of nelson mandela, a look back a at his visit that brought people together. >> and the entire bay area, a freeze warning and rain on the way. >> and one neighborhood on alert. eight homes burglaried in a matter of weeks. the common thread police found in each case. . >>> bay area braces for another night with temperatures in the teens in some cases. good evening, i'm gasia mikaelian. parts of the bay area that includes record lows. martin will tell us if rain will be coming in the picture. drivers are warned of dangerously slick roads. and in walnut creek, there was some black ice. >> freezing temperatures at the height of the morning commute turned the road to ice. >> my wife hit black ice. >> fortunately, dennis stack is a professional driving instructor. >> she did what she was supposed to do, off the gas, off the brake. she was scared but through it in seconds. >> many unprotected plants in the did i ablow -- diablo valley. luckier ones like these were covered. hard frost alerted this salon owner lisa skinner.
to remember nelson mandela. people are gathering inside in churches and such already blocking houses of worship as they're expecting one of the biggest funerals on monday. >> two services dedicated this morning to the late nelson mandela including special songs. there will be special sermons. the services are at 9:00 and 11:00. >> i got the chance to sit down with reverend cecil williams from live memorial church friday. williams made mandela personally on three occasions including at the white house. he was first to greet mandela when he got off the plane for the visit to the bay area in 1990. >> he stepped out, you could tell he was above the visions. he was above anything that occurred that would take away from being with people and making sure that people understood he was going to be different. >> he really did have an amazing story to tell about his meeting with mandela. obviously an amazing guy in and of himself. wednesday 8:00 san francisco city hall will hold a very big service. there is a condolence book at the mayor's office that you can go and sign. leave your reflections
and humanity of nelson mandela. >> california was one of the first stages to discourage financial investment in south africa during apartheid. "cbs evening news" will have much more on the death of nelson mandela. that's coming up at 5:30. and at 6:00, our own barbara rodgers will have a look back at the legendary leader and how he touched the bay area. >>> a night of cold for the bay area, temperatures were at freezing and below for many communities. the coats and scarves came out and the pets and plants went inside. kpix 5's ryan takeo is in pleasant hill where the cold means cash for some businesses. ryan. >> reporter: hi, liz. forget cold, hard cash. this is cold easy cash because some businesses just love this cold weather. when fixing shoes is your business, a cold front is a windfall. >> when the weather gets cold, it's busy. >> reporter: on a normal day, walnut creek's a1 shoe repair fixes about five pairs of boots. today it fixed at least 40. >> good afternoon. thanks. >> reporter: across the street at pelican rock sweaters on shelves since september are now being sold at a much qui
real leader, nelson mandela. >> billy brown considers him one of his biggest influences, placing him among some of the biggest civil right ises advocates. brown hosted him in his civil rights tour after he got out of prison. >> mandela came here in 1990, and 70,000 packed into the coliseum to see their hero and receive thanks for his activism. >> it is you, the people of the bay area, who have given me and my dedication hopes to continue to prosper. >> the bay area choir who performed for him in south africa will be live at 6:30. >>> the man who paid a lot of money to combat -- tenure and the mark he leaves behind. >> reporter: the so-called supercop is back in new york. the mayor elect named william braton the job he had under giuliani. >> this is a beacon of light for the rest of world. >> reporter: his record of cleaning up crime was what attracted the oakland officials, paying him $250,000 to tell them how to tackle crime here. a year-long contract job that ended a month ago. >> i think what bill did was that he came in and he watched how we were implementing different things
are remembering a global icon. new information about the ten- day mourning period planned in honor of nelson mandela. its all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us. we are looking at a very dark starbucks. people not able to get their coffee this morning in benicia and even worse a lot of them not getting their heat this morning because the power is out effecting hundreds of people over in benicia and ktvu claudine wong is out there this morning checking in on what happened and the progress of when that power will be turned back on. we will check in with her in a moment. it is friday, december 6th i'm pam cook. >> we made it. good morning, everybody i'm brian flores in for dave clark. rose mary in for -- rosemary in for steve. >> 26 in napa. 25 novato. sunrises at 7:11. we will not see much fluxuation between now and then. 34 at half-moon bay. i'm picking up a few clouds hanging along the coastline. we have changes coming our way. ly have more on that in a moment. let's head to the north bay. that is where we see our coldest temperatures. 25 for
own life without the example that nelson mandela set. >>> and president obama joins millions of people around the world mourning the death of nelson mandela. the new information about his funeral. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning and welcome back. boy, a huge power outage in benicia. you are looking at notes apologizing for the outage out there this morning. we just got an update from pg&e and the news is not good. boy, this comes at a terrible time with the overnight very cold temperatures for people to be without their power. claudine wong is out there this morning. she is talking with pg&e. we will go out to her in a moment. its friday, december 6th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm brian flores. dave clark has the day off. let's get a quick look at weather and traffic. rosemary in for steve. it is cold out there. >> you are right. bring along the winter coat once again. temperatures sinking into the 20s once again this morning. we are still about an hour and ten minutes away from the official sun vise. temperatures will remain this cold. at least between now and then.
respects to a civil rights icon. how the family of nelson mandela is comforting mourners at his home. >>> and the cold snap, a warning for sierra drivers a and how long the freeze warning will last for the bay area. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening, i'm diane dwyer. and we start with a developing story, the 85-year-old palo alto man held in north korea is free tonight, back in the bay area. nbc's bay area kimberly terry has more on the newly released photo of him, kimberly? >> reporter: that is right, dianna, happy to be home, we want to show you the photo of merrill newman and his wife, happy at home. he says he is truly grateful for all the support he and his family have received during this ordeal. korean war veteran merrill newman arrived at san francisco international airport to a group of media. he held hands with his wife, lee, and his son, jeff, was beside him. >> good morning, i'm delighted to be home. i want to thank the swedish embassy in korea. >> reporter: he was released with humanitarian gesture, based on his age. >> it is a great homecoming, and i'm
is leaving the house for south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela and crowds of people condition to gather outside his home since news of the foam antiapartheid leaders tough death broke. president and mrs. obama will attend the new jersey memorial service along with former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and majority. it will be held at the stadium where mandela made the final public appearance at the 2010 world cup and will lie in state if three days in the capital before he is finally laid to rest after a state funeral next sunday. >> back in the bay area, a book of condoleents for nelson mandela's family be available starting today at the san francisco city hall if people to sign. a memorial book will be available at the memorial park in san mateo county and champion of the chimes locations in oakland and hayward. you can sign the book from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily until the end of the month planning to send the books to nelson mandela's family in south africa. >> we are learning of the veteran held captive in north korea if a if -- for a month. the 85-year-old i
to civil rights legend nelson mandela. yesterday was a national day of prayer for the activist who died thursday at the age of 95. at one ceremony mandela was remembered by the man who succeeded him as south africa's president. >> what inspired by what he and his generation were able to do, for millions of our people, to engage in struggle, to end in justice. >> president obama and first lady michelle obama will attend a public memorial service for mandela tomorrow. former president jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush also plan to attend with their wives. then mandela's body will lie in state for three days before his burial. >> mr. mandela is also being remembered in the bay area. kpix5 shows us the celebration of mandela's life and legacy at a bay area church. >> reporter: when san francisco's glide memorial church remembered nelson mandela at their morning services the only thing missing was sadness. the mood was joyful as a children's choir honored the passing of the man being called the father of a nation. >> it's bigger than that. i mean, nelson mandela touched all of ou
celebration for nelson mandela. no less. >> and taking a look at san mateo bridge. this is the toll plaza a six dr cash pile up shut down 2 eastbound lanes explaining why traffic on the left side of the screen is light now. these cars have to make it around that wreck, first. stay with us. to those who've been denied ewelcome to covered california. now, you can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com. >>> garth brooks had big secret to share with good morning america this morning. >> well, since it's you, since we've had a history forever, let's announce it. >> okay. okay. >> we're going on a world tour in 2014. >> the 52-year-old was on the morning show to promote his album and tv special. the singer among the best selling album artist of all time. he retired from recording and performing in 2000 before letting the cat out of the bag he first joked it would be a wheelchair and a walker tour kind of thing. >> he puts on a fantastic show. result s are in and a popular comedian is number one on forbes list of most overpaid actors. adam
reaction to the death of nelson mandela in just a few minutes but first, bay area cold snap. tonight will be almost as cold as last night. how cold was it? planes had to be deiced before taking off this morning from san jose international airport. it took more than a wiper blade to cut through the ice overnight. so cold, isaacels developed in danville as seen in this picture. abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel is here now. >> so far, napa is three degrees from freezing. already take a look at records for the morning. napa hit a record at 25 degrees. 30 in san rafael. san francisco tied at 40. oakland broke previous records, 33. moffett field into upper 20s there. so it was frigid. napa county airport 16 degrees this morning. subfreezing temperatures again, freeze warning covering all areas except san francisco. you want to watch out. you can see increased risk of hypothermia. bring in pets. you can see them burst. and live doppler seven getting ready to track a cold storm. dan? >> let's check in with laura anthony and wade freedman. wayne, we'll start with you. broken water pipes
, remembering nelson mandela. we'll have the tributes here and in south africa. >>> and the bat kid returns. the san francisco giants player he inspired and the challenge that all-star pitcher is now to those whoworried...... poked and prodded... taken risks... and lived in a state of "what if?"... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at coveredca.com or call 1-800-752-6631. >>> welcome back, everyone. glad you're with us on this saturday morning and glad to bring you live pictures of snow, yeah, live sky 7 hd above mt. hamilton. that always a very white image but now look below on the ground. all of that snow. that just falling in the last several hours. that's 22 degrees on mt. hamilton right now. gorgeous wintry sight for us this morning. >>> the search for a missing bay area pilot and his family is scaled back in idaho. silicon valley executive dale smith and four members of his family disappeared last w
to nelson mandela with other world leaders >> gas prices have got up three cents a gallon according to the new survey putting the national average for a gallon of regular at $3.29, nearly ten cents less than a yearing a at this time. california above average price rose four cents to $3.5 a gallon and the cheapest gas in the lower 48 is in tulsa, oklahoma, where drivers pay $2.84 a gallon and the most expensive gas is not in the bay area but in los angeles, $3.61. >> butterflies are the latest political target in san francisco, the commission on the environment approved a resolution urging the toy been releasing but the for flies at weddings saying they are animals to be respected and should not be used add decorations. mop arcs are the most sought after for ceremonies. supporters are concerned the butterflies could damage native species. >> a start-up is looking to invent the incredible edible egg without the "egg." the san francisco start-up backed by bill gates is scouring the planet for plants to replace chicken eggs from cookies to omelets to french toast and first an egg free m
up and running. >>> today nelson mandela was remembered with a national day of prayer and re flexion. mourn -- reflection. mourners gather in front of his former home. president obama and the first lady will be attending a memorial service on tuesday. in the bay area there will be a book for people to pay tribute to nelson mandela, starting tomorrow in oakland, san mateo and hayward, on wednesday there will be a civic memorial at city hall in san francisco. >> a pg&e worker is being treated for minor burns after a job-related accident. he was responding to a power outage. the worker was trying to put a transformer in a box. the transformer failed and he suffered burns to his hands and face. other crews rye placed the transformer. power was returned by noon. >> how a california man got a jump on ringing in the new year. plus, holiday parade too hot to handle. what investigators say caused this float inferno. temperatures are dropping out there tonight. we'll find out how much longer this cold snap will last. thosed ewelcome to covered california. now, you can no longer be denied cover
the hour. we also have it on our ktvu web page. >>> today was a day of prayer for nelson mandela. president obama will attend tuesday's memorial. jimmy carter may attend as well. mandela died thursday. >>> mosque churches meditated on a man on this day of remembererance. ♪ 64-year-old joliz has been coming here her whole life. . >> he was a loving man. he came up from the island. where he is . >> reporter: she was at the heart of the uprising against apartheid. . >> i remember it being difficult for black people in this country. we used to run and come to this church to come if we were in trouble. there was no understanding between us at the time. >> reporter: like her 4-year- old grandson, starkly different. in a government, thanking the lord who saved them from revenge. >> allow them to get rid of their guilt feeling. >> reporter: today mandela's death reminds them of what they have worked for and the nation they still need to create. ♪ cnn, south africa. >> services at glide memorial church recalled mandela and his long fight against apartheid. joyful singing rang out in a startling
heads of state plan to attend tuesday's public memorial for nelson mandela. how people here in the bay area are remembering the south african leader. plus amazon can deliver almost anything to your door, right? and now they want to bring you groceries but is it worth the price? a bay area musical led was honored at the white house. we'll show you what award carlos santana received this time. >>> a sfrachb church held a memorial for nelson mandela. reverend cecil williams says although people are mourning the death of mandela, they should also remember him for the incredible example he set. >> it feels like the spirit would touch me in ways i hope it would touch me at all times, to help me accept people. to bring love and bring justice to the lives of humanity. >> today was also an official day of prayer and reflection in south africa for mandela. >> several doctors and nurses in the bay area who helped the survivors of the typhoon in the philippines are back home tonight. one month ago, typhoon haiyan hit the philippines. family and friends gathered with the medical workers when they a
♪ what you are baby i got ♪ what you need do you know i got it ♪ >> no question about it. nelson mandela is already one of the most quoted men on the planet. his words helped bring an end to apartheid and still inspire those fighting injustice today. >> we are here because you took the humane decision that you could not ignore. the inhumanity represented by the apartheid system. we have never doubted in our minds, even during the blackest hour, that eventually we would win. >> even as we celebrate, let us remind ourselves that our work is far from finished. where there is poverty and sickness, including aids, where human beings are being oppressed, there is more work to be done. >> i have completely retired. i have no influence. i am now a has-been. don't call me. i'll call you. your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples for homemade. you need safeway sugar for just a buck eighty-eight. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another only two ninety-nine for challenge butter. and when hands get messy,
up on kron 4 news weekend, the world is mourning the passing of nelson mandela. world leaders prepare to travel to south africa for the memorial service. >>> we will take a look outside. this time san mateo bridge. clearing skies and not much traffic to speak of. we'll be right back. ♪ me d yo.. irarlli uarechocate... a ltle ndezus savor r luiousilli coinedith r sl melng ccola. ♪ that ttleewarfor l e thgs y do.♪ onlyrom irarlli. >> south africa preparing for the arrival of many world leaders for the funeral and memorial services for nelson mandela. he died at the age of 95 at his home thursday night. thousands of mourners continue to flock to sites around the country to pay their respects to the leader of the anti- apartheid movement. president obama long with president bush and president clinton will be traveling to south africa to honor nelson mandela. he will be buried on sunday, december 15th. >>> here at home, the reverend williams tells us about mandela's legacy. >> i woventure to say that he may be one of the most important world leaders, if not the one as the leader of h
plans 10 days of events for nelson mandela who died yesterday. his admirers are gathering outside his johannesburg home. the last black president of south africa called mr. mandela a great man with great integrity. >> i think his greatest legacy to south africa and to the world is the emphasis in which he has always put on the need for reconciliation. >> reporter: the white house says president and mrs. obama as long w-z former president george w. bush and bill clinton plan to attend the memorial event. >>> stpraáp announced their own memorial for nelson mandela. it'll be held in the rotunda and former mayor brown will attend. >>> san francisco animal control today arrested a man suspected of drowning two cat that is belonged to a homeless woman. animal control officers say they arrested lee roy patterson on drum street after a struggle. police say patterson confronted the homeless work last month on pier 15. he threw her belongings right into the bay including her two cats. patterson is now facing two counts of felony animal cruelty and if convicted he could get -p up -- could get
. >>> coming up, a national day of prayer and reflection following the death of nelson mandela. that's after the break. >>> i'm in my walk in closet. >>> today is a day of prayer and reflection. along with that there is a sense of celebration that shows no signs of letting up. people are singing and dancing outside of the mandela home in south africa. >> reporter: a trip of song and dance and tribute to nelson mandela. >> he is a great. we will never have a man like that again. >> singing songs of the 1980s from south africa, many of these people would have been part of the struggle to liberate the country. what is remarkable is this unifying nature of the man and people of all races, creeds and ages have come out here. this is a period of mourning but it is a period of celebration for south africa. craig dickerson came with his son. >> and the youths that are coming through. he is an icon. >> reporter: and another brought her grandmother. >> she was there. and they understand more than we did. they were born into it and knows what the truth is. >> they have been lighting candles and laying
. >>> millions of people around the world are mourning the death of nelson mandela. we just found out where and when he will be buried. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> good morning. these are live pictures from almaden boulevard and san carlos streets in san jose. this is the scene of an accident involving a police car and another vehicle. you see those two cars right there at the center of your screen with some serious damage involved. we brought you this breaking news about 30 minutes ago. we'll have a live update from the scene, coming up. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm brian flores. dave is off today. let's get a quick look at weather and traffic. rosemary is in for steve. i hope people are bringing their jacket. it's cold. >> another chilly day in store. the big concern, this hour, the freeze warning. some of our coldest temperatures of the morning still holding on. we have 20s and 30s with that freeze warning until 9:00 for the entire bay area with the exception of san francisco. low 20, fairfield, napa, 29 walnut creek, 29 in livermore. mid- to upper 30s at the bay to about 40 in san fran
coverage on the death of nelson mandela. today in south africa, it was a day of mourning, reflection and remembrance as large crowds continue to gather outside the former president's home in johannesburg. the president of south africa today finalized the schedule veptsst for his funeral. leaders from all over the world will be attending. it will include ten days of mourning that will culminate with a state funeral and a private farewell for those closest to him. president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week and pay their respects. at least two former presidents, bill clinton and george w. bush will also be flying on board air force one. today we spoke with the reverend cecil williams in san francisco about the impact nelson mandela had on his life. >> i was just so overcome by this man who was not just soft- spoken but who articulated and interpreted to people his genuine humanness, his genuine concern for human kind. no wonder he was a world leader. >> this is a photo of reverend williams with nelson mandela. it was taken when the two met in oakland in 1990, j
that the assault rifle style gun lopez was holding was not real. . >>> funeral arrangements are now set for nelson mandel awmplet memorials continue to grow outside the home where he once lived and the house where he died. flags in south africa are at half staff until mandel saw laid to rest and his village in the eastern cape on december 15. tomorrow marks a national day of prayer and reflection. a memorial service will be held on tuesday. it will be attended by president obama and the first lady and former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton and former sexting tear of state hillary clinton. >> wurcht things that sometimes gets lost in the incredible personal impact he made on the world because of the way he handled his imprisonment and conducted himself later is that he was a very, very good president. >> mandela died on thursday at the age of 95. his body will lie in state. president obama's phoned mandela's widow. san francisco will hold its own memorial for mandela wednesday at 8:00 a.m. it will be in the city hall rotunda. former mayor willie brown has been asked to organize the servi
. >> nelson mandela considered by many to be the last great freedom drugler of the 20th century. lisa, abc 7 news. >> hundreds of people have been gathered outside mandela home in johannesburg for hours dancing and singing in mandela memory. many brought flowers flag and candles. streets blocked off to allow people to mourn yes but also celebrate his life. now people are sharing the memory of nelson mandela on our facebook page. leave your thought at facebook.com slash abc 7 news. >> new tonight at 11:00. san jose state taking the first step toward addressing what prosecutors call a hate crime against a black student. university has appointed cordel retired judge to head task force that will investigate what happened and recommend ways to ensure san jose state is a welcoming community. student protestors demand action from ask leaders following the he have las vegas that what it students tormented black roommate for week in the dorm room snapping a bicycle lock around his neck. >> east bay regional park police say 3 richmond teenager raped 2 girls after getting them so drunk they passed
can think in terms of he is on the level of gandhi and king. >> nelson mandela considered by many to be the last great freedom drugler of the 20th century. lisa, abc 7 news. >> hundreds of people have been gathered outside mandela home in johannesburg for hours dancing and singing in mandela memory. many brought flowers flag and candles. streets blocked off to allow people to mourn yes but also celebrate his life. now people are sharing the memory of nelson mandela on our facebook page. leave your thought at facebook.com slash abc 7 news. >> new tonight at 11:00. san jose state taking the first step toward addressing what prosecutors call a hate crime against a black student. university has appointed cordel retired judge to head task force that will investigate what happened and recommend ways to ensure san jose state is a welcoming community. student protestors demand action from ask leaders following the he have las vegas that what it students tormented black roommate for week in the dorm room snapping a bicycle lock around his neck. >> east bay regional park police say 3 r
of nelson mandela. how he is being remembered tonight. >> the world is mourning the death and celebrating the life of nelson mandela. the 95-year-old died yesterday. he made his last major public appearance in 2010, when south africa hosted the but his time away from the public eye did nothing to diminish his place in the public heart.as tributes continue to pour in. >> "madiba's long walk to freedom gave new meaning to character, to courage, to forgiveness and to human dignity."/"we should all work together to organize the most befitting funeral for this outstanding son of our country, and the father of our young nation." >> mandela spent decades fighting apartheid in south africa. 27 of those years were spent in prison. he was 71 when released in 1990. there will be ten official days of mourning, including a day of prayer and a memorial service. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa. so will former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton. >> today, reverend cecil williams of san francisco's glide memorial church talked about mandela's legacy. >> ".in his life
prayers were said for nelson mandela. >> reporter: 64-year-old cofana has been coming here to the regina church her entire life. >> it's a special mass for mr. mandela. every time he came up from the islands, he would say peace. so that he'll be very pleased. >> reporter: during a struggle against aparthide people used to run to this church when they were trying to hide. there's still bullet holes on the windows. >> we used to run and come to this church to pray to god so that he can come and assist us because we were in trouble during that time. >> reporter: life for his 4- year-old grandson starkly different. and once the seat of the aparthide government, thanks for the man who saved them. >> presence in life meant so much for the african people. allowed them to get rid of their guilt feelings. >> i think everybody loves mandela. but true reconciliation, if it's really, i don't see it every day. >> reporter: but today mandela's death has reminded people of what he stood for and the nation they still need to work to create. >> services at san francisco's gladenn memorial church recall m
and why some oppose. >>> president obama heading to south africa for nelson mandela's funeral. how the service will serve as a rare union for other elite americans. >>> newschopper2 has just arrived. we're looking at lanes of the crash on highway 4 being cleaned up, live as we speak. you can see. the damage is already done. find out how long this back up is on highway. >>> when was the last time it was this cold? 1989, 1990, and 1972. moist words were set in 1972. we'll if we've set any -- we'll see if we've set any records yet -- coming up. >>> welcome back. 7:15. new this morning, president obama is on his way to south africa right now to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. now, you watched it here live on the morning news about two hours ago. president obama and first lady michelle obama boarding air force one. now, also on air force one for the trip to south africa former president george w. bush, his wife, laura, and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be attending the memorial but they are traveling
. they're backing out of the show after a movie showing treatment of animals at sea world. willie nelson and bare laked ladies has also pulled out. >> someone spotted a mountain lyon in half moon bay this morning. it happened at 2:00 along highway '2. the deputies did not find the big cat. lion sighting are common in the area. >> there's a meat recall affecting california. federal agriculture inspectors are recalling 2600 pounds or whole boneless hams, shipped by santa maria foods of ontario canada. test shows listeria pathogens in 50-pound becomes. the boxes are labeled prochute to gold. there are no reports of anyone getting sick. >> up next at 6:00, what niner fans said today as candlestick park is close to wrapping up more than a five-decade run. >> can we expect a warmup this week? spencer christian is up next with the forecast. >> what a day today. the 49ers take tear care of business against the seahawks, and it was frank gore setting up the game-winner. details coming up later and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but
. willie nelson and bare laked ladies has also pulled out. >> someone spotted a mountain lyon in half moon bay this morning. it happened at 2:00 along way '2. the deputies did not find the big cat. lion sighting are common in the area. >> there's a meat recall affecting california. federal agriculture inspectors are recalling 2600 pounds or whole boneless hams, shipped by santa maria foods of ontario canada. test shows listeria pathogens in 50-pound becomes. the boxes are labeled prochute to gold. there are no reports of anyone getting sick. >> up next at 6:00, what niner fans said today as candlestick park is close to wrapping up more than a five-decade run. >> can we expect a warmup this week? spencer christian is up next with the forecast. >> what a day today. the 49ers take tear care of business against the seahawks, and it was frank gore setting up the game-winner. details coming up later >>> the 489ers played one of their biggest games of 2013 today and also happened to be the team's last regular season day game at candle stick park. the smell of barbecue filled the air as the faithf
. >> this is the first sunday since nelson mandela's death for the former president's death. the memorial service began on tuesday, but the celebrations of mandela's life have not let up since his death on thursday. today the ex-wife attended one service. it's the country's first black president. it's what was inspired for them to be able to do and to show millions of people to engage in it all and to end the injustice. >> reporter: they will leave tomorrow for south africa, attending a national memorial service for mandela on tuesday. >>> bay area church goers will honor the former afghan president today. the celebration of the life and legacy at san francisco's memorial church. the only thing missing was sadness. of young people. "i don't think you can makee i think the yo the mood was joyful as the children's choir honored the passing of the man called the father of the nation. >> it's bigger than that. i mean, he touched all of our lives, regardless of where we were in the world. >> reporter: and they met him twice. the first time they have celebrated a big appearance in oakland in 1990. as william
in vallejo, deborah villalon, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> south africa plans 10 days of events for nelson mandela who died yesterday. his admirers are gathering outside his johannesburg home. the last black president of south africa called mr. mandela a great man with great integrity. >> i think his greatest legacy to south africa and to the world is the emphasis in which he has always put on the need for reconciliation. >> reporter: the white house says president and mrs. obama as long w-z former president george w. bush and bill clinton plan to attend the memorial event. >>> stpraáp announced their own memorial for nelson mandela. it'll be held in the rotunda and former mayor brown will attend. >>> san francisco animal control today arrested a man suspected of drowning two cat that is belonged to a homeless woman. animal control officers say they arrested lee roy patterson on drum street after a struggle. police say patterson confronted the homeless work last month on pier 15. he threw her belongings right into the bay including her two cats. patterson is now facing two counts of felo
good. >> the world is reflecting upon and honoring the life of former south african president nelson mandela. "this week" features four people who knew him personally. a former ambassador, a former holes center, a former biographer and a former officer who oversaw their first democratic elections in 1994. don't miss "this week" coming up with george stephanopoulos right here at 8:00 on abc7. former presidents will attend tuesday's massive memorial service in south africa. this as family and friends pay tribute to south africa's national hero. here's byron pits. >> it represents the rain dough of this country. he was the last. >> reporter: nelson mandela would be laid to rest in grand style. tuesday a mel oracle service like the world has never seen. some 95,000 people packed inside the fnb stadium. wednesday through friday the former president will lie in state in the legislative capital. next sunday he will be lid it rest in the small village of his boyhood near the cape. those closest to mandelacy they will miss the closest things. the closest friend and lawyer remembers his friend
for nelson mandela. this, as family and friends pay tribute to their national hero. here's abc news reporter byron pits. >> this represents the rainbow of this country. >> reporter: nelson mandela will be laid to rest in grand style. tuesday a memorial service like the world has never seen. some 95,000 people packed inside the fnb stadium. wednesday through friday the former president will lie in state in the legislative capital. next sunday mandela will be laid to rest in the small village of his boyhood near the cape. those closest to mandela say they will miss the simple things. this 85-year-old is his closest friend and lawyer remembers his friend's consideration even at the hospital these last months. he said, george, make sure you take the jacket with you, don't leave it behind. for a man who was critical, to be concerned about my jacket says something about this man. in the last several months a number of family squabbles were made public, from what to do with his money to where he should be buried. but since his death the family has thrown a united spoken front, speaking with one voi
shirley mcclain. >>> south africans packed houses of worship to celebrate the life of nelson mandela. today's national day of prayer kicked off a series of memorials leading up to mandela's burial. president obama and first lady michelle obama will leave for africa tomorrow. they will join former president jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush at a national memorial service on tuesday. >>> back here in the bay area, people began signing a memorial bo memorial book at skyline memorial park in san mateo county. you can sign the book until the end of the month. the cemetery plans to send it to mandela's family in south africa. another book of condolences will be available at san francisco city hall starting tomorrow. >>> thousands paid tribute to "fast and furious" star paul walker at the site he died at the car crash. they added items to an already large memorial in los angeles. local car clubs organized the gathering via the social media. the sheriff estimated 5,000 people attended and some even cruised by the crash site in their own sports cars. you. >>> legal trouble for hik
. >> the world is reflecting upon and honoring the life of former south african president nelson mandela. today "this week" features four people who knew him personally. a former ambassador, a former pollster, a former biographer and a former officer who oversaw and a former officer who oversaw south africa's first fully democratic elections in 1994. don't miss "this week" coming up with george stephanopoulos right here at 8:00 on abc7. former presidents will attend tuesday's massive memorial service in south africa. this, as family and friends pay tribute to south africa's national hero. here's byron pits. >> it represents the rainbow of this country. he was the last -- >> reporter: nelson mandela will be laid to rest in grand style. tuesday a memorial service like the world has never seen. some 95,000 people packed inside the fnb stadium. wednesday through friday the former president will lie in state in the legislative capital. next sunday mandela will be laid to rest in the small village of his boyhood near the cape. those closest to mandela say they will miss the simple things. his closest
"blackfish." it examined the treatment of killer whales and other marine mammals at seaworld. willie nelson and bare naked ladies have also backed out of seaworld concerts. >>> coming up next on abc 7 news at 9:00, we'll tell you how alligators and crocodiles may use tools to hunt prey. >>> can we finally expect to warm up this week? spencer christian is up next with the forecast. >>> the 49ers and seahawks don't like each other which is normal for division rivals. a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the environment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. >>> someone spotted a mountain lion in half-moon bay early this morning. sheriff's deputies searched the nearby area. they didn't find it. mountain lion sightings are common in san matteo county. especially the hilly areas. experts
. >>> time is 6:15. the family of nelson mandela says he's putting up a courageous fight but he is still very, very ill. in september the former south african president was released from the hospital. he's been getting home based medical attention since leaving the hospital. his family says he is still strong and courageous despite the fact he is extremely ill. >>> no comment from the white house after a massachusetts judge ruled on the immigration status of president obama's uncle. the uncle made no comments either. he was facing possible deportation back to kenya but the court ruled he will be allowed to stay here in the u.s. even though he's been living for almost 50 years illegally here in the u.s.. his record shows he arrived in this country on a student visa in 1963 and never left. despite being ordered to go back home in 1991. he became publicly known when he was arrested for drunk driving in 2011. >> i think this arrest in the long run is really good for him because now he got to stay and with a green card and become a citizen and get to retire in america. >> legal experts say the jud
packed houses of worship to celebrate the life of nelson mandela. today's national day of prayer kicked off a series of memorials leading up to mandela's burial. president obama and first lady michelle obama will leave for africa tomorrow. they will join former president jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush at a national memorial service on tuesday. >>> back here in the bay area, people began signing a memorial book at skyline memorial park in san mateo county. you can sign the book until the end of the month. the cemetery plans to send it to mandela's family in south africa. another book of condolences will be available at san francisco city hall starting tomorrow. >>> thousands paid tribute to "fast and furious" star paul walker at the site he died at the car crash. they added items to an already large memorial in los angeles. local car clubs organized the gathering via the social media. the sheriff estimated 5,000 people attended and some even cruised by the crash site in their own sports cars. you. >>> legal trouble for hiker aaron ralston who was portrayed in the movie "12
was a political assassination. arafat died in 2004 in a french hospital. >>> the family of nelson mandela say he's putting up a courageous fight but is still very, very ill. in september, the former south african president was released from a hospital after being treated for a recurring long infection. he's been getting home-based medical attention since getting owg of the hospital. his family says he's strong and courageous despite being very ill. >>> 8:14. a new study shows there's a silent film crisis. the library of congress reports 70% of all feature-length silent films made in america are lost. the study blames neglect and decay during the last century. about 11,000 silent films were made in the u.s. between 1912 and 1930. only 14% still exist in their original film format. >>> toys 'r' us has agreed to a settlement after being sued for overcharging some customers. the giant toy store chain will pay nearly $180,000 to settle with los angeles, san diego and venture raw counties. the -- ventura counties. the lawsuit claims they were told to pay more than the shelf price. toys 'r' us is not a
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